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Took my Dad Carp Fishing #12598281
01/28/18 01:04 AM
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I'd been going on about carp fishing at home for quite a while now, so my dad (who had never caught a carp before) finally decided that he wanted to get in on it. Thank God I've had all this time to get acquainted with the sport before taking him out, and it all seemed to pay off. We got a cool ~70lbs of fish on the bank today, with a couple more missed but who's complaining when we got that much? We both shattered our PB's (OK, my dad didn't have one before, but still counts) twice today. Below are the pictures, weights and lengths included. We used a Euro method lead rig with a simple mix of corn, hominy, bread crumbs, and jello for everything besides the first fish which hit on a small treble hook with bread.


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Dad's first ever on the bread/treble combo. This one was a whopping 16.6lbs and 31in. What a first.


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His second carp, either this is some serious beginner's luck or he's a natural. 18.5lbs and 31.5in.


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#3 for dad, 8lbs and 25in.


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Dad's last one, his smallest and still better than my PB before today @6.5lbs 25in.


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My first fish of the day, breaking my previous (and very sad) PB of 3lbs. This one's 7lb and 22in.


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This one was a surprise! Technically still a common, but I'll keep my PB's for commons and Koi separate. 9lb 25in and my current PB.


My dad smoked me both in numbers and in size, but we had a blast and we're definitely doing this again. Fingers crossed for a 20+lber and maybe a buffalo!
PS: For those that actually calculate the numbers, it's 65.6lb total in carp, but we did net a couple catfish along the way as well. Just didn't weigh 'em.


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Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12598311
01/28/18 01:27 AM
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What a great trip!!!!!!!!!! Congratrs!


Light tackle carp fishing vet.
Carp total 2018: 359
Cats total 2018: 18
Turtles: 35
Other 2018 numbers:
Rod+reel lost to carp 1
Rod+reel lost recovered
(with fish on) 1
Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12598319
01/28/18 01:32 AM
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a dumpster at white rock lak...
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banana awesome pictures and write up , congrats to you two !




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carp-147
koi-6
buffs-86
l/m bass - 11
channel cats -46Drum- mirrors- mudcat- crappie -
Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12598365
01/28/18 02:15 AM
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Awesome


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Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"
Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12598390
01/28/18 02:43 AM
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Nice fish and some "Lifetime Memories"! thumb




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Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: banker-always fishing] #12612973
02/06/18 05:43 AM
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Thanks guys, it was by far my best fishing trip to date. Hopefully I'll be able to replicate my results for future trips!


New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12613303
02/06/18 03:15 PM
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Awesome! great post and pics. Congrats to you and your dad on your PBs


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Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12614348
02/07/18 12:57 AM
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Do people just release Koi in public ponds?

Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12614374
02/07/18 01:14 AM
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Yes, koi are frequently released into public waters by people that have or had aquariums that they either are getting rid of or that the koi have out grown. I have caught them from Joe Poole lake and Lake Arlington.


PB-carp, 23.9
PB-buffalo, 38.76
PB-bass, 11.10
PB-crappie, 2.80
Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12617427
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Cool post nice pics. Congrats to dad! clap

Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12619784
02/10/18 03:45 AM
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Good Job!


Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12650028
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Nice catch !!

Where is this place ? I would like go and catch some carp.

Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12650271
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Welcome to the forum! Just about any water in texas has carp


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Re: Took my Dad Carp Fishing [Re: gar1970] #12650771
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Originally Posted By: Park
Nice catch !!

Where is this place ? I would like go and catch some carp.



Originally Posted By: gar1970
Welcome to the forum! Just about any water in texas has carp


He's right, everywhere has carp. The way I've found to draw them into an area is to bait it consistently for 3 or more days at the same time in the same place you plan to fish. This particular area is Andrew Brown Park East in Coppell, it's the big pond with the stream flowing into it.


New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
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Great guys !!
Thanks for all the info.
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